Ocean of Sound: Aether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary Worlds
"Ocean of Sound" begins in 1889 at the Paris Exposition when Debussy first heard Javanese music performed. A culture absorbed in perfume, light and ambient sound developed in response to the intangibility of 20th century communications. David Toop traces the evolution of this culture, through Erik Satie to the Velvet Undergound; Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix. David Toop, who lives in London, is a writer, musician and recording artist. His other books are "Rap Attack 3 "and "Exotica,"
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Review: Ocean of Sound: Aether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary WorldsUser Review - Andrew - Goodreads
"The sound object, represented most dramatically by the romantic symphonies of the nineteenth century, has been fractured and remade into a shifting, open lattice on which new ideas can hang, or ... Read full review
Review: Ocean of Sound: Aether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary WorldsUser Review - Nick Johnston - Goodreads
Pretty amazing voyage into the murky realms of recorded sound. Ocean of Sound is a good title: the connections Toop makes between disparate musics and musicians does give the book an oceanic feel that ... Read full review